One of the most painful places of social interaction at the Big Firm is the elevator.

The random assortment of people joined together in a small box moving at rapid speed puts you in the close personal space of your co-workers in ways that would otherwise be unacceptable. The unique nature of elevator interaction requires the observation of certain “good elevator practices.” After all, the elevator ride up to the office may be the only time you ever brush elbows with the firm’s Legendary Litigator, Merger Master or Terrifying Tax Partner.